| Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:09 am
I was thinking of making a server that had 3 maps rotating. Basically a 1 player fortress practice server.
Map 1: Basic fortress map with bot on your team. You HAVE to grind the bot in order to stay alive and reach the instant win zone. (Death zones would be right in front of you so without turning you would die and the only place you could turn is to grind)
Map 2: Similar, but just 1 player. You start just outside the fortress zone at the upper left corner pointed to the right rim wall. You HAVE to stay outside the zone (a deathzone almost the same size of the fortress is inside so going inside would cause you to die). Also, a big circle (comprised of mini deathzones) a bit outside the actual fortress zone. This will teach someone the basics of how to setup a decent def.
Map 3: Start going straight in a narrow tunnel (not too much cycle_accel). At the end of the "tunnel" is a small gap that you can turn either left or right and hit an instant win zone. If you break too late you will crash into the wall in front of you. If you break too soon you will hit the walls of the tunnel
*Optional Map4*: I've already made this map (kinda) and it's what I use on Local Game when I'm bored and lagging. Its a small arena with a fortress zone in the middle. There are deathzones around it that very slowly get bigger. This helps for compressing and try to capture a zone in a small space. This helps TONS for sumo. If you do it well enough, an instant win zone appears JUST before the deathzones get you.
Problems: Well, my server hasn't been showing up on the master list recently (not DDL...that's hosted by the steam team). I have ports 4530-4545 forwarded and firewall and norton anti virus off, but it doesn't help it. I don't want to take DDL down for a 1 person server. Maybe ed (via wrtl) could host this type of server. Only 1 slot really needed (unless you can get creative and after a certain amount of time "survivng" an instant win zone can appear and someone could actually win the round.
I hope you like my suggestions